1st Edition

Medical, Dental, and Wellness Tourism A Post-Pandemic Perspective

By Mary Schreiber Swenson, Amit Bansal Copyright 2023
    308 Pages 1 Color & 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    308 Pages 1 Color & 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    Medical, Dental, and Wellness Tourism: A Post-Pandemic Perspective offers a thorough and informative guide to medical travel and tourism for the treatment of health-related issues. The book first defines medical, dental, and wellness tourism and travel for treatment and then goes on to look at the myriad issues involved, such as benefits and challenges of travel for treatment, how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the treatment sectors in tourism, selecting the right destination and facility, ending your life in another country, the growing world of birth tourism, dental tourism, medical travel for second opinions, privacy and health data security, the importance of post-operative care, and more. The book explores why medical tourism is the answer to our healthcare crisis. The patient deserves the right to seek the highest quality of medical, dental and wellness care anywhere on the globe with transparent pricing.

    This volume provides an abundance of information necessary for practical solutions to healthcare needs, both to avoid the seemingly ever-rising cost of healthcare in the United States, offering choices and options outside the US as well as for choosing effective care in other countries. The volume also addresses advances in technology in the healthcare travel industry. A section on resources and experiences to aid in making the right healthcare decisions is included as well.

    The chapters answer important questions when considering healthcare outside the US, such as

    • What options and choices are available globally
    • How to choose the right medical, dental, pharma, or wellness location
    • The benefits and challenges of travel for treatment
    • What is involved in euthanasia in other countries
    • How privacy of healthcare data maintained

    COVID-19 has changed the face of the globe. Patients have a new perspective on how they want to receive health and wellness care, and this includes a deeper dive into the world of medical, dental, and wellness tourism. The future is about customizing how and where the patient wants to receive their medical, dental, and wellness treatments, transparent pricing, and the ability to make choices and view options anywhere in the world. Employers, government agencies, and private organizations are able to control healthcare costs, forecast trends, and allow their employees to get the highest quality of care through specialized Centers of Excellence. The book offers a comprehensive guide to medical, dental, and wellness tourism, explains how technology plays a role, as well as proposes solutions to the current healthcare system. A must read for anyone interested in the future of our global healthcare system.

    Written by a renowned international speaker on medical, dental, and wellness tourism and travel for treatment, who has significant experience and advocate for affordable healthcare choices, this volume shares necessary information for those considering healthcare in other countries-those needing care as well as their healthcare professionals and loved ones.

    Foreword by Greg Jenke, Ramsay Health Care, Australia

    1. Defining Medical, Dental, and Wellness Tourism and Travel for Treatment

    2. How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Affected the Treatment Sectors

    3. Balancing the Physical and Virtual Connections

    4. How the International Medical Tourism Sector Fought through the Pandemic, and the Industry’s Road to Post-Pandemic Recovery

    5. The Benefits and Challenges of Travel for Treatment

    6. Selecting the Right Destination and Facility

    7. The Next Steps in Resetting Healthcare

    8. Health, Mental Wellness, and Seeking Clarity Post-COVID-19 through Resort Travel

    9. Ending Your Life in Another Country

    10. The Growing World of Birth Tourism

    11. What’s Next for Dental Tourism

    12. Rise in Medical Travel for the Second Opinion

    13. Privacy and Health Data Security

    14. Relevance of Post-Operative Care

    15. How Technology is Continuously and Tremendously Improving Medical Travel as an Industry

    16. Resources and Experiences to Aid in Making the Right Healthcare Decisions

    17. Telemedicine Revolutionizing the Medical Industry

    18. Alternative Treatment and Medicines for Travelers


    Mary Schreiber Swenson, PhD, is the CEO and Founder of MyMedChoices™, the global leader in providing surgical, dental, and wellness international solutions. She has traveled the globe in search of value-based centers of excellence and health care solutions for individuals, employers, and government agencies to ensure the highest quality of care and transparent pricing. Acknowledged for her unique position as a female CEO, Dr. Swenson earned an appointed position membership to the Harvard University Kennedy School’s Women’s Leadership Board following her success bringing two public companies-GUAVA Healthcare and GUAVA Franchising-into Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Franchise 500 for four years running. There, Dr. Swenson plays a crucial role with the Women’s Leadership Board in amplifying research and transforming the world toward gender equity through key partnerships with world leaders, a topic explored in her previously published work, Women Economic Empowerment and Success. Most recently, Dr. Swenson was awarded the 2021 Enterprising Women of the Year Award, the most prestigious recognition for business owners around the world, and was later inducted into the Hall of Fame on November 16, 2021. Other accolades include the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award, given to Dr. Swenson by the Office of the President of the United States and AmeriCorps in December 2021. Always on the cutting edge of wellness trends, Dr. Swenson founded Vegan Skin Clinic, an organic, plant-based skin care line that creates a new awareness for natural wellness solutions and a ""brainier beauty,"" during the COVID-19 pandemic, and My Smile Choices, based on a need for self-directed dental care and global transparent pricing.